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Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       04-27-2007, 8:15 AM Reply   
Wish him luck.

Last night Allen landed a grande scarerow in the flats. He landed wrong, causing the board to stop abrubtly which fractured the top of his tibia at the knee/knuckle. They admitted him last night for surgery this morning.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       04-27-2007, 8:16 AM Reply   
good luck allen.
Old    Peter_C (peter_c)      Join Date: Sep 2001       04-27-2007, 8:22 AM Reply   
Yikes! Wishing you best for a healthy recovery Allen.

That is one of those tricks that has injured quite a few people. Seems most of them take out their tibula/fibula too.
Old    E.J. (deuce)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-27-2007, 8:36 AM Reply   

Best wishes for a fast, complete and painless recovery.
Old    billy foulds (mcwakerider)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-27-2007, 8:36 AM Reply   
good luck Allen.

that sucks
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       04-27-2007, 8:46 AM Reply   
good luck Allen,best wishes for fast recovery.
Old    Linda Payton (wakebrdmom)      Join Date: Mar 2006       04-27-2007, 8:48 AM Reply   
My thoughts go out to Allen. I hope his surgery and recovery are quick and painfree. The tibial plateau is the same as I broke 9 weeks ago. Thankfully I did not require surgery.

Good luck to you Allen.
Old    Andrea Ensminger (parkgirl)      Join Date: Nov 2001       04-27-2007, 8:49 AM Reply   
Sucks Allen!
Hope everything goes well and you heal up fast.
Old    Alpha_Beast (socalwakepunk)      Join Date: Dec 2002       04-27-2007, 8:54 AM Reply   
Good luck Allen. Recover fast, drink milk, ride hard.
Old    Charles (wakecis)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-27-2007, 8:55 AM Reply   
good luck. i fractured the tibial plateau (topside of tibia) but it was non-displaced so i didn't need surgery to put the pieces back.

i was meaning to do ts o/a 5's but was actually doing scarecrows with a handle pass. the scarecrow rotation did me in.

good luck to Allen, good news is that it heals relatively quickly and will be strong. gotta work all the neighboring small muscles.
Old    mendo247            04-27-2007, 8:59 AM Reply   

best of luck Allen.. wish you a very speedy recovery!
Old    DRA-Doug (load)      Join Date: Jul 2003       04-27-2007, 9:00 AM Reply   
Good luck Allen!
Old    Scott (scott313)      Join Date: Jul 2006       04-27-2007, 9:04 AM Reply   
That Sucks Allen, good luck and I hope you have a speedy recovery!
Old    John Anderson (fly135)      Join Date: Jun 2004       04-27-2007, 9:09 AM Reply   
Allen, take it easy and heal fast. Here's wishing you a fast recovery.
Old    Squid (twakess)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-27-2007, 9:26 AM Reply   
hope all goes well heal up fast.
Old    Face Planter (mastercraft1995)      Join Date: Nov 2002       04-27-2007, 9:33 AM Reply   
that sucks
Old    Cliff Griffin (seattle)      Join Date: Mar 2002       04-27-2007, 9:43 AM Reply   
That's some bad mojo, just when summer's coming on. Hope you get better quickly.
Old    K.B.C.            04-27-2007, 9:46 AM Reply   
bummer, best of luck and wishes toward a speedy recovery.
Old    David D (wakeguru)      Join Date: Feb 2003       04-27-2007, 9:48 AM Reply   
Sorry to hear this! Had a buddy do the same thing on a b-roll last summer.

Good luck WakeWorld bro.
Old    21VRobert T (robert_t)      Join Date: Feb 2005       04-27-2007, 10:18 AM Reply   
Best wishes for a speedy recovery
Old    Nacho (denverd1)      Join Date: May 2004       04-27-2007, 10:35 AM Reply   
best of luck
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-27-2007, 10:36 AM Reply   
I'm pretty sure I should be a doctor.... I diagnosed that thing right there in the emergency room. The doc was telling Al that he thought he tore all the ligaments and I was going "hmmm, that looks like a tibia plateau fracture". I think that's how you know you've been around wakeboarding too much. LOL!!! I guess Al got his wish. He told the nurse that he wanted it to be a broken bone instead of ligament damage because it heals faster. She thought he was crazy. She was like "your not really going to ride again after this?" Al looked at her like she was nuts.

Good luck, Al... I guess that's one way to get out of going to so-cal to see the family. Heal up quick, bro.
Old    Elizabeth LaMarca (lizzyb)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-27-2007, 10:40 AM Reply   
Good luck Allen! Hope you have a fast recovery. :-)
Old    Misty (ivyrider)      Join Date: Jan 2004       04-27-2007, 10:41 AM Reply   
Best wishes for a fast recovery!!!
Old    Tim (raketball)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-27-2007, 11:07 AM Reply   
That sucks to hear about Allen. Good luck with the recovery.

Evan, you should market yourself as an official Delta Doctor. I think I see a career change in your

Tibia plateau fractures are no fun. That is exact reason I will be wearing my CTi for racquetball and wakeboarding for a loooooong time. Kind of sucks for some people (like me) knowing they will probably need knee replacement later on in life.

Old    M-Dizzle (liquidmx)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-27-2007, 11:07 AM Reply   
Best Wishes Al.

The 'crow is what took me out too back in oct.
Old    Charles (wakecis)      Join Date: Jun 2005       04-27-2007, 12:27 PM Reply   
CIE EVAN, very funny. i broke mine in groveland florida and the emergency room doc was all, "you probably tore ligaments, nobody EVER breaks the knee" yea, X-rays told a different story. ought to put wakeboard photos in medical books.
Old    BG WCC (bigpapaf1f)      Join Date: May 2005       04-27-2007, 12:42 PM Reply   
Sorry to hear that!!!! Good luck Bro!!! Wish you the best!!!!!
Old    Myke D (breakz77)      Join Date: Mar 2003       04-27-2007, 12:48 PM Reply   
As everyone else said.. wish you the best to a fast recovery!

See you at spring ride next week
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       04-27-2007, 1:25 PM Reply   
That's terrible news, give him our best.

How long for it to heal up?
Old    wakelvr            04-27-2007, 1:33 PM Reply   
Best of luck to you Allen for a speedy and thorough recovery.

Would a CTI brace really help prevent this sort of break? They are custom fit, yes? We have three at our house. Maybe it's time to donate one to someone because we do not need all three.
Old    Brodie Chaboya (brodie_chaboya)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-27-2007, 1:49 PM Reply   
It happens to all of us at some point. good luck and hope for a speedy recovery. My bud did the same thing, you'll be back soon enough.
Old (mjmurphy53711)      Join Date: Mar 2004       04-27-2007, 1:52 PM Reply   
Ouch man, good luck.
Old    Linda Payton (wakebrdmom)      Join Date: Mar 2006       04-27-2007, 1:56 PM Reply   
The problem with tibial plateau fractures is not putting any weight on them for a while. Most doc's will require non-weight bearing until the bones heal. Then he'll need to get his ROM back. Hopefully Allen does not have any further damage other than the bones.

Does anyone know how his surgery went?
Old (nuckledragger)      Join Date: Jun 2004       04-27-2007, 1:57 PM Reply   
Heal up quick Allen, summer's only around for so long.
Old    C.I.E..... Evan (guido)      Join Date: Jul 2002       04-27-2007, 2:01 PM Reply   
Timmay.... He was wearing a CTI on that knee when it happened. There goes that theory, eh?
Old    Deltagrubber (deltagrubber)      Join Date: Nov 2003       04-27-2007, 2:29 PM Reply   
Best wishes and heal fast Allen!!!
Old    walt            04-27-2007, 2:51 PM Reply   
Good luck Allen !
Old    Stacy/DRA (h20diva)      Join Date: Jun 2004       04-27-2007, 3:49 PM Reply   
And to think you were just at the slider jam last weekend killin it... Thankfully it wasn't more serious, and you'll still be able to ride again. I was looking forward to seein' you ride this weekend. Let us know if there's anything Gary or I can do for you guys! We'll miss ya tomorrow. ;(
Old    MaRiO (ffmedic)      Join Date: Feb 2007       04-27-2007, 4:30 PM Reply   
sorry to hear this...i tore my mcl last year and thought it was the end of the world ....but u will get through it...take care, take it easy, and get lots of rest...good luck...mario
Old    Tate Viehmann (redv215)      Join Date: Mar 2005       04-27-2007, 4:32 PM Reply   
Good luck Al...hope you will still be @ Spring Ride
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       04-28-2007, 12:58 AM Reply   
Thanks for all the support guys. I visited Allen. He's doing well. Hopefully we can post the xrays. He's got 4 screws.
Old    scott smith (sherman)      Join Date: Feb 2002       04-28-2007, 3:13 AM Reply   
get well soon Allen
Old    Wakeboardad (wakeboardad)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-28-2007, 7:56 AM Reply   
Good luck Allen. As a Radiographer and a Wakeboarder Tib / Fib injuries are always on my mind. Unfortunately Knee Braces donít always help this injury.

Here is a MR image of a Tibia injury post surgery. Again, Recover well Allen.

Old    deltahoosier            04-28-2007, 12:48 PM Reply   
Best wishes Allen. Speedy recovery.
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-28-2007, 6:00 PM Reply   
Hey guys,
Thanks for all of the kind words and well wishes. Still in a lot of pain and the doc said NO!!!! weight for 4-6 weeks. He said there was alot of trauma to the bone surface and to the MCL. He trimed up my MCL and put two screws about 3" long toward the top and two more bout 2.5" down lower. They have me in a ROM machine right now they don't want the scar tissue to build up.
It's injurys like this and the fact that I have been in surgry twice in 6 months that make me wonder if the risk is worth it. My initial thought is that it is but the fact that I can't carry my baby girl around the house for 6 weeks just plain sucks. So we'll see hopefully the pain goes away soon.
And hell yes I will be at CIE Spring Ride, You ever seen a drunk guy on Vicodine HAHAHAHA
Thanks guys see you soon, I'll be the driver.
Old    mendo247            04-28-2007, 7:06 PM Reply   


You ever seen a drunk guy on Vicodine HAHAHAHA

quite a few times actually! good stuff..

glad to hear your in good spirits! get well soon!
Old    Clubjoe (clubjoe)      Join Date: Sep 2005       04-28-2007, 7:07 PM Reply   
Listen to the doc (mostly), and speedy recovery!
Old    Antbug (antbug)      Join Date: Jul 2004       04-28-2007, 9:41 PM Reply   
damn bro. sorry to hear the bad news. see you soon and best wishes from Liz and I.
Old    KG - (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       04-28-2007, 10:40 PM Reply   
I broke mine my Tibia Plato clean off in 2003. 2 Surgery's and 4month PT, took nearly a year to recover, and 1.5 till I was 100%. Not trying to shed bad light on this, only that I can fully relate to the injury.

Best of luck Allen!

oh yea, here were my screws...
Old    Big Ed (big_ed_x2)      Join Date: Jul 2004       04-28-2007, 11:48 PM Reply   
Hang in there Allen,the sooner you get better the sooner you get to carry your little girl around.

Man that broke my heart when you said that.

BTW make sure you get the real Vicodin,that generic stuff is just not the same.
Old    Joe Umali (dakid)      Join Date: Feb 2001       04-28-2007, 11:57 PM Reply   
my buddy broke his tibia plateau and had miniscus damage a few years ago. he was back up in 3 months (i think) and is riding better than ever (no post-op issues), and riding mx as well.
Old    C.I.E... AL Bischofbee (allen)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-29-2007, 8:08 PM Reply   
Hey guys
here are a few pics of my tibia sorry about the quality but taking pictures of X-rays is not that easy. I think the screws are about the size as the ones above.
The black line is where the fracture is
The four screws there are two toward the top you can't seee the back one
The scope hole and the cut
Old    wakelvr            04-29-2007, 8:39 PM Reply   
Doesn't seem like a lot of swelling. That's good, it will probably cut your heal time:-)
Old    Jason Reynosa (jay_j)      Join Date: Apr 2005       04-30-2007, 6:07 PM Reply   
Thats my boy, and I thought you learned from me when I did mine.... guess not. You saw me through mine, and I was back on the water in a couple months. You're definitely lucky it wasn't your ACL or any other ligaments and just the bone. You'll be back sooner than you think, especially your stupid A@@. See ya this weekend if not sooner.
Old    KevinL (kevin_lsv23)      Join Date: Oct 2006       04-30-2007, 9:10 PM Reply   
Just remember, scars are tattoos with better stories. Get well soon.
Old    C.I.E. J-Rod (jarrod)      Join Date: May 2003       04-30-2007, 9:37 PM Reply   
Old    Clete (domin8)      Join Date: Mar 2004       05-01-2007, 9:46 AM Reply   
All our crew sends best wishes healing up.
Old    KG - (wakescene)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-01-2007, 11:48 AM Reply   
Jason R is right...lucky it's only the bone. I tore both the inner and outer ligaments as well as the bone fracture. ACL though was strong and thankfully or I would have had multiple surgeries to fix everthing.
Old     (gina_h)      Join Date: Jan 2006       05-01-2007, 12:33 PM Reply   
So sorry to hear about this Allen!! We're hoping you heal sooner than expected and that the pain goes away quick!
What is it about scarecrows??!!
Old    Cabin (kaben)      Join Date: Apr 2001       05-01-2007, 3:16 PM Reply   
Get better man. Britt says she hopes you feel better soon as well.

(Message edited by kaben on May 01, 2007)
Old    GD (greatdane)      Join Date: Feb 2001       05-01-2007, 3:39 PM Reply   
Wow, from my novice point of view, it looks like a clean repair job.
Old    Aaron Nielsen (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       05-01-2007, 4:16 PM Reply   

Hang in there homie, The family wishes you nothing but a fast & speedy recovery. I am glad to see you are keeping your spirits up & I'll be sure to make some beer runs for ya @ CIE Spring Ride ;)


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